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, president obama followed in that footstep as the first african-american president of the united states, and he said that he would spend the rest of his life trying to live up to and follow nelson mandela's example. what was so notable about nelson mandela was that he actually achieved in practice the promise that president obama had held out in 2004 at that famous convention speech of bringing south africa together, adopting a policy of reconciliation at a time when there was such tremendous bitterness built up over decades and decades of conflict. it was a titanic achievement for a leader, for a statesman, and that's why so many people looked up to nelson mandela. >> you know, as you pointed out earlier today, one of the remarkable things in his epic life is when he came to power, he was a man without spite or -- though he certainly must have had some anger, he did not act upon that anger. he was a conciliator. he brought people from the former apartheid government into his own circle of advisors and in some cases, opponents into the government there. he was, to my thinking, both his
house this afternoon for a so-called youth summit to discuss obama care and other issues that might affect young americans. notably absent is a representative from the national college of republicans and that because her application to attend was rejected. i am shocked, shocked at this. so, we had to ask her to come on the show. here now is alex smith, national chair of the college republicans. alex, thank you for coming on. i appreciate it. >> thanks, larry. >> let me just ask you, when you applied to this gala white house event, did the application ask you what political party you belonged to? >> it did not, but my e-mail address gave away that i worked for the college republican national committee. >> okay. but if you had gotten around that, you think you would have had a better chance of getting invited or are these all just campaign workers? >> you know, i think my theory on this is that the president has nothing left to give young people so he can't have diverse voices in the audience because there's no room for a genuine discussion on this issue. >> let's go to this issue now
write about making good on obama's "keep your insurance" promise by allowing americans to shop inside the federal employees' own health business plan. i'm a former federal bureaucrat. scott, is this feasible? what are the advantages of the federal employees' health care plan? >> it's a true marketplace. you have all different kinds of plans being sold and people can actually choose the plan that they want and tailor what they want to receive. the amazing thing is that the plans are actually cheaper than the obama care plans even without the federal subsidies. if you take the list price of a plan in that system and try to compare it to a comparable obama care in the same market, you'll see that there are cheaper options in the federal plan. my argument is this, people who lost their insurance, who were kicked off their insurance, rather than forcing them into obama care, let them shop in the federal program. let them have access to a real marketplace. >> chris, thousands of plans are in this federal employees' health care plan. it's whatever consumers want, the insurers are going to pr
hill republicans kept pound being away with their criticism saying that obama care ultimately is more than just this website. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses and our economy. it's not just broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan and if that want isn't enough having to pay much higher prices at the same time. >> reporter: also today, larry, inspector general that oversees the irs says the irs may have some proble some problems implementing the health care in refunds. the treasury said they are aware of the problems and been on top of them. they say they will have it under control and be able to prevent massive fraud inside the irs piece of the affordable care act roll out, larry. >> what's going to happen with this back end business called, what is it 836 i think it's called, section 836. 834. it connects the websites to the insurance companies. okay. right. you got by some accounts 44,700 people out of a total of about
you boil down to any of these safety net programs, they have support from americans across all political aisles. >> right. it's a safety net. >> that's why so many people supported obama care because they believed it was a safety net program when it was a redistribution program. if we focus on the safety net, do it at the state level. we've already got some high risk pools at the state level. if they need more funding, more support or restructuring reform at the state level, conservatives have talked about that for a while and don't get enough credit for. >> lanny davis, i worked for a guy, ronald reagan, he was willing to cut spending but he believed in the safety net. and my mentor, the late jack kemp, always believed in the safety net and helping those who truly couldn't help themselves. i think the republican party have to take that democratic message out because this thing is going to wind up bankrupt -- their plan is going to bankrupt the system and nobody's going to win. gop has to say, here's how we're going to do it, even if it means, heaven forbid, i'm going to say th
here. americans are going to be outraged when they find out that so many of these things in obama care are covered by subsidies and that's wrong. >> including saving the companies. >> that's right. >> including saving -- >> the private marketplace but it's really not. it's subsidized so much. >> how about law firms next? all the popular companies. >> everyone knows that the insurance companies also pay back to the government. >> we don't know that. >> no -- >> they're not paying back that billion dollars. >> that's right. >> there are who visiprovisions >> no, it's because companies, but it's too bad. so that is going to -- taxpayers. >> you'll have another whack at the ball. jimmy, tracy, lenwood is going to stick around with us. now let's get back to the big jobs report that set off even bigger stock rally today. we'll debate those jobs' numbers and the economy just ahead. >>> later on, the republican party chairman says obama care was designed to quote, screw over young people. end quote. his phrase, not mine. we'll going to have to cover that story as well. and don't forget, free m
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